6:20 When your children 1 ask you later on, “What are the stipulations, statutes, and ordinances that the Lord our God commanded you?” 6:21 you must say to them, 2 “We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt, but the Lord brought us out of Egypt in a powerful way. 3 6:22 And he 4 brought signs and great, devastating wonders on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on his whole family 5 before our very eyes. 6:23 He delivered us from there so that he could give us the land he had promised our ancestors. 6:24 The Lord commanded us to obey all these statutes and to revere him 6 so that it may always go well for us and he may preserve us, as he has to this day. 6:25 We will be innocent if we carefully keep all these commandments 7 before the Lord our God, just as he demands.” 8
1 tn Heb “your son.”
2 tn Heb “to your son.”
3 tn Heb “by a strong hand.” The image is that of a warrior who, with weapon in hand, overcomes his enemies. The
5 tn Heb “house,” referring to the entire household.
7 tn The term “commandment” (מִצְוָה, mitsvah), here in the singular, refers to the entire body of covenant stipulations.
8 tn Heb “as he has commanded us” (so NIV, NRSV).